A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BA SCORE
4.21/5
8,933 Ratings
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#959
Reviews:
1,681
Ratings:
8,933
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
497
Gots:
2,987
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 8,933 |  Reviews: 1,681
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If anything, better in the bottle, as wheat beers sometimes are. Great beer, and a homerun for Lagunitas. Much, much hoppier than the average wheat, but the hops wotk here combined with the slightly sweet fruitiness of the wheat and yeasty esters. Pours golden with a relatively thin head and excellent clarity. Smells hoppy, tangy, and slightly sweet with notes of bubblegum and citrus. Highly herbal, with some of the same dill notes I've picked up in a few other West Coast hoppy beers recently (with Exponential Hoppiness being the king of that flavor). I wonder which hop or combination of hops are giving me that taste? Regardless, I really like the effect- particularly with the tanginess of the wheat and the fruity sweetness of the yeast. I love the taste of this. Tangy and herbal, piney and citrusy, and fruity all together. Extremely smooth, followed by a spritzy finish. Mu summer beer of choice for 2009.

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Photo of dolbex
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle at 45F in a pint glass.

A - This beer is a very clear orangy-red hue that poured three finger head and seemed slightly over-carbonated.

S - Fantastic hoppy smell to it that is robust but inviting. Not unexpected considering the ingredients on the label. :) Fruity indeed.

T - The taste doesn't bring nearly the kick that the smell promised. Honestly, I think this is a good thing and makes the beer much more drinkable for non-hop-addicts. Still has plenty of bitterness while staying balanced. "Wheat Ale" does not come to mind drinking this beer - certainly in line with a more traditional IPA.

M - Very light and refreshing - not watery but very smooth and crisp.

D - at 7.3 the beer was still fairly light masking the alcohol behind plenty of hops and spice. I could certainly drink a couple of these on a hot afternoon.

Overall, I was pleased with the Little Sumpin' Sumpin' after fearing I had missed it this season. Another great beer from a great brewery.

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Photo of DjWeather
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChrisHopsy666
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jman892
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Crystal clear golden beer with a foamy 1 finger head which fades to a film. Nice lacing

S - Smell is strong citrus fruit, predominately grapefruit and a bit of pine or grassiness

T - Sweetness right upfront, hoppy, and similar to the nose, somehwat like drinking grapefruit juice.

M - Medium body, nice crisp drinker, moderate carbonation

O - An exceptional beer, perfect for the spring/summer months. Hoppiness is there but not overwhelming, the citrus fruit flavor makes this one easy to drink, and makes me keep wanting another sip

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Photo of tinusch
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

goddamn, goddamn, goddamn i love this beer. ive said it three times and ill say it again: i fucking love this beer and no less than wanton profanity will suffice. in as many ways as it's an ipa, it's something else entirely. thick, sticky and creamy on the tongue, tastes of copious, copious and sugary-sweet citric hops with a rich, sturdy undercurrent of everything from chocolate to grapefruit to an evergreen tree, and a euphoric alcohol warming sensation like mumma rubbin' vicks on yo' tummy. one of my favorites.

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Photo of Makeitadouble
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Lagunitas is known for their Fruity yet very Hoppy Beer. This beer is no different and IMO one of their best yet simplest beers. It si described as “Silky and Smooth” and lives up to this expectation very well . The sweet fruit that you can not only smell but taste over powers the hops just enough. Consider this a Sour Patch Kid of a beer , The color is Dark and golden yellow , with a tropical nose and the right amount of head. at 64 IBU and 7.5% ABV this Ale is always great choice.

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Photo of dacoit
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fabulous beer. Hazy yellow-orange, great head, fine citrusy hoppiness without being overpowering, substantial but not too heavy, refreshing and complex. Nothing like it.

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Photo of Abraham21
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome smell one of my all time favorites

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AaronFriedman
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It's one of the best hoppy beers I've ever tasted.

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Photo of Jarrod_LC
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ABabbidge
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pale amber color. Large foamy white head.

S: Very hoppy nose. I get pineapple and grapefruit aromas.

T: Lots of citrus flavors up front. Some malt and bitterness in the finish.

F: Very smooth and refreshing.

O: I am a big fan of this style, and this is the best hoppy wheat I have had thus far. I am a "ticker" for the most part and don't go out of my way to try most beers more than once, but this is one I will have to come back to.

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Photo of Maver1ck23
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of baronelaw
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PocketOfStinkies
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Best beer I've had to date. Gave it a 4.75 because I'm only 23 years old and havent had the plethora of brews that say a 60 year old veteran would. So I'd figure I would leave some room for a competitor.

But seriously, this beer is the real deal. Has you feeling good after 2-3 due to the nice ABV. Great bite and perfect finish.

I purchase a 6 pack whenever the opportunities presents itself. But a rare treat in Raleigh, NC.

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Photo of richkrull
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer for the first time tonight after seeing it at the beer store a few times. I really enjoyed it. Nice orange color with some good head on it. Good hop aroma and an even better taste. This is a really good ale with a good bitter finish. I'll definitely be looking for this beer again.

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Photo of kingadam038
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewtus
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into a mason jar, yeah it's a Ball don't worry. Pours slightly hazy orange with a nice two finger white head. Smell is sweet hops, wheat, pine. taste is full of perfectly balanced wheat with sweet piney hops, plenty of citrus, some pineapple, some other sweet fruity notes. I love this beer, definitely a perfect west coast hybrid of an ipa and a wheat beer. As a lover of both styles this is a winner for me.

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Photo of JOSHRINARD
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cgraz51
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fps_dean
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a golden amber color with moderate head which shrinks down slowly and a small amount remains.

Smells off wheat and piney, floral hops.

Tastes very much like an IPA with piney and floral hops, with a very noticeable amount of wheat. Very different than most wheat ales, as it's really a wheat IPA, and Lagunitas pulled this off very well.

Moderate body and moderately carbonated. Goes down smoothly, and among the smoothest I've had from Lagunitas.

Overall, this is a great beer and probably my favorite from Lagunitas as well, who I am quite the fan of. I tried this for the first time on thanksgiving and drank it with my brother in law and we both absolutely loved this brew and have since bought it again.

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Photo of ten-d
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dan_sawstone
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of UA8
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours an orangy amber hue with a tall cream colored head.

S- The nose explodes with big notes of tangerines and tropical fruits, background notes of some malt sweetness.

T- Leads in super smooth with semi sweet maybe wheat malt? Midpalate explodes with citrus notes, finishes with a nice touch of spice and grapefruit rind bitterness.

M- SO smooth! Literally just rolls across the palate and down the the hatch. Carbonation is moderate to high but of a fine nature that just adds to the smooth texture.

D- This is right up there as one of my favorite Lagunitas beers. It's in credibly easy to drink and the hops while big on flavor don't trounce the palate.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,933 ratings
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